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Old 04-22-2003, 10:14 AM
btbej btbej is offline
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Word of wisdom.....

Dayton, Ohio
Need some advise from some mowers! I am sick of the "working for someone else" blues. I currently have a situation and would like some opinions.

I have a wife and 3 children ages 4, 2, and 6 months...mortgage payment and a couple credit card payments. I am sick of the ups and downs of the corporate scene and would rather control my own future. What makes this decision so hard is the fact that at the age of 26 am making $42,000 per year in a sales/operations manager position with ok benefits (no retirement), this position is in the commercial janitorial field, but in turn what makes me want to make the jump into the lawncare field is for one I love cutting grass and making yards look great and two I know I can sell....I put on the books in the last year $35,000 worth of monthly revenue (I am paid on 10% of profit so I only see about $1,200 out of the $12,000 I bring in).

I am looking for financial advise...I know I can't get rich quick and I figure it will take me a few years to get where I am now, but I am just looking for opinions and suggestions on what to do. Financially how did you begin and how long (or how many clients) does it take to get into the $40,000 profit range?

I know I need to start part time and not rush into it, but just looking for ideas and opinions.

Thanks,

"Lawncare/Landscaping was my dream and dad told me that there was no money in it"!
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